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Old 02-28-2011, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Sigmagirl View Post
Can you name some you did like? Do you like present-day settings, exotic settings, police protagonists, private eyes, female protagonists? What's your tolerance for blood and gore?

I'm a fan of Dennis Lehane, Lisa Scottoline, Sara Paretsky, Michael Connelly, Jacqueline Winspear, Michael Koryta, Tess Gerritsen, Laura Lippman . . .
Truthfully, I've not read many mysteries (except back in my Hardy Boys days). What I'm looking for is someone who can construct a sentence, avoid cliches, and develop characters of depth.

Non-mystery writers whose work I admire include Mark Helprin, John Irving, Cormac McCarthy, Richard Ford, and Michael Chabon.

I have a high tolerance for blood and gore, and have no preference as to the other qualities you mentioned as long as the writing is quality.

Dennis Lehane is one author I've been considering; I'm not familiar with any of your other suggestions.



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